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Get Your Mardi Gras On!

Fat Tuesday is next week so it’s time to start making your Mardi Gras plans. Of course, we all wish we could be in New Orleans but for some of us that’s just not in the cards. Don’t fear. There’s tons of killer events around the country that are bringing New Orleans and Mardi Gras right to your door.

If you’re Catholic, this is your last night to eat rich, fatty foods before Lent, if you’re not, it’s an excuse to party on a Tuesday! And for those that don’t want to deal with the hangover on Wednesday, there’s a bunch of pre-Mardi Gras celebrations going on this weekend including a show tonight in New York featuring CJ Chenier, son of the inventor of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, and one of the hottest accordion players out there.

Either way, get your tickets because these events are sure to fill up fast.

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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Seasonal

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, February 17 I CJ CHENIER & THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND  CJ Chenier, son of the late Clifton Chenier ~ “King of Zydeco” ~ is a living legacy, having joined his father’s Red Hot Louisiana Band in 1978, then leading it before Clifton’s passing in 1987. Long since dubbed “the crown prince of Zydeco,” this is one prince that has more than earned his title. His commanding personality & strong voice combine with his great accordion playing to kindle the dancing spirit of zydeco wherever he performs. Zydeco does not only survive, it spawns new life in those who venture to experience Chenier’s shows. This is the Town Crier Cafe’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. Creole dishes will be available.

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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Laissex Les Bonx Temps Rouler!

Mardi Gras is more than an excuse for adults to act naughty and get crunk in the middle of the week. French for “Fat Tuesday”, Mardi Gras occurs the day before Ash Wednesday and represents the last chance people have to eat rich foods before the 40 day season of fasting and prayer begins for Lent. It is called Carnival in some regions, Latin for “farewell to the flesh.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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